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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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Yaron Matras
 
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
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The Language Wars: A History of ...
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What really is correctness? Why do people care so much about it? What is at stake in the quarrel about good and bad usage?
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
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Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
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Michael Rosen
From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.
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Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words ...
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This updated and revised edition is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, the 6,000 entries detail...
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Lawyer's Latin
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John Gray
 
Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil
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Simões Osborne, E., et al
 
The popular and easy to use course with an emphasis on conversational language with clear pronunciation guidance, a grammar section for easy reference and stimulating...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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There are Tittles in This Title: The...
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Mitchell Symons
 
From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers, insurance claims and...
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In Other Words
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Baker, M.
 
Fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field.
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Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a...
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Jonathon Green
 
Collects the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries.
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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made...
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Philip Hensher
 
A smart, funny book about the rise and slow death of the art of handwriting; and why it still matters.
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Idiomantics: The Weird World of...
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Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
 
Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. To cite three examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job...
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Salt of the Earth: Origins and...
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National Trust
 
A charming, attractively illustrated collection of country sayings with their origins and meanings.
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